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Teen killed by car at Half Moon Bay party a 'very talented and humble' Auckland tag player | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A teenager who died after he was struck by a car outside an Auckland party on July 7 was known as a "very talented, humble" young man.Xavier Browne was rushed to Auckland City hospital after the incident but died later in the week.The...
High Court rules disgraced real estate agent liable for Auckland supermarket debt | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A former disgraced real estate agent has been found personally liable for nearly half a million dollars in debt after failing to restart Auckland's Nosh supermarket brand.Aaron Carl Drever had bought Grocer's Market, replacing a...
Lucky Auckland Lotto player wins $1 million with ticket from Howick Paper Plus | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
It will be an evening to remember for one lucky Auckland Lotto player, who will be celebrating after winning $1 million in tonight's draw.The winning Lotto First Division ticket was sold at Paper Plus Howick in east Auckland.However,...
Latest earthquake-prone buildings identified by Auckland Council in Grey Lynn, St Marys Bay | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Five more public buildings in Auckland have been identified as earthquake prone by the Auckland Council.They are the Grey Lynn Library and Community Hall, Leys Institute Gymnasium and Leys Institute Library and Community Hall in...
John Tamihere: The fruits of 30 years - a less equal society | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
COMMENT: What were - and are - the major drivers behind the major wealth redistribution that has occurred over 30 years across OECD countries?The policies that delivered this massive redistribution of wealth requires a look. In...
Mike Hosking: the big mistake with public service TV | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
COMMENT: I met Clare Curran our Broadcasting Minister recently.It was at the New Zealand Radio Awards and she handed me a lifetime achievement award.She was very gracious both on the night and in tweeting out something along...
Traffic free flowing for Auckland commuters but building slowly | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Auckland commuters have so far been treated to a trouble-free Thursday with no crashes or breakdowns affecting traffic flow on the motorway network. The NZ Transport Agency said all routes were free flowing at 6.45am, except for...
Claire Trevett: NZ and Australia in the 'bewildered and confused' world order | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
COMMENT: Of all the world leaders, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters perhaps best summarised US President Donald Trump's comments after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin."I'm bemused, we're all confused, we're...
NZ scientist calls out 'unnecessary' US skeleton study | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A New Zealand scientist has joined criticism of a US analysis of human remains that had become famous for their alien-like appearance.A skeleton, nicknamed Ata, was discovered more than a decade ago in an abandoned town in the Atacama...
Public warned by IRD about sophisticated email scam using their branding to trick people | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Inland Revenue is warning the public not to be fooled by a scam email that is tricking recipients into giving up their credit-card details.The mock email claims they are due a tax refund from the IRD and asks them to click on a...
Putting together the gangland murder puzzle | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Police have found the Nissan Terrano they believe was involved in the murder of a Hamilton man at McLaren Falls.Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said they were now seeking sightings of the car between Hamilton and the falls...
First responder to Te Atatu fatal crash appalled by rubberneckers that failed to stop and help | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A motorist who stopped at a crash in West Auckland that killed a pedestrian has hit out at "bystanders" for not stopping to help.The driver, who pulled over to help a critically-injured pedestrian who had been hit by a car on Te...
Father says teen accused of Perth triple murder has a long history of mental illness | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Accused teenage murderer Teancum Vernon Petersen-Crofts has a long history of mental health issues, his father has confirmed.Awatea Crofts said his son had been admitted to several mental health facilities in the past - but had...
Storms and ex-cyclones rake up 1000 EQC claims plus nearly $7 million in repairs so far | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
More than 1000 claims have been made to EQC this year after storms and ex-cyclones that ravaged the country between January and June.Of the 1042 claims lodged so far this year, the commission has already settled 727 and spent nearly...
Red sky at night: why the proverb rings true | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
COMMENT: A red sky at night is a shepherd's delight! A red sky in the morning is a shepherd's warning."Perhaps this saying came to mind if you caught a spectacular sunrise or sunset recently.Since biblical times and probably...
Free-speech group files court papers suing Auckland Council, Mayor Goff over speakers' ban | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A pro-free-speech group has filed court papers suing Auckland Council and Mayor Phil Goff over the ban of two controversial "alt media" speakers from using city-owned venues.In a statement today, the Free Speech Coalition said it...
Your weather: Rain, thunderstorms to batter upper North Island | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
The upper North Island is about to be battered by rain and potential thunderstorms as a small front moves in from the Tasman Sea. The moist, northerly flow will keep temperatures warmer than usual, with highs today in the mid to...
Northland couple urges others to rid their towns of P pipes | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A Moerewa couple is urging other New Zealanders to follow their lead in persuading a shop owner to pull glass pipes used for smoking P from its shelves. Last Thursday Erana Paraone and Wiremu Keretene asked staff at Coin Save in...
Review of health services following murder of Ruby Knox finds no individual fault with health services | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A review of disability services following the murder of a disabled woman by her mother has found no fault with healthcare staff who cared for her, but says it will happen again if adult disability services are not improved and better...
Back-up not called when children escaped on trikes | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Staff at a Rotorua early childhood centre "should have called for back up" before three children escaped on trikes and got 320m down the road, according to official documents.On March 6, the 4-year-old girls pedalled away from...
Editorial: Words mean little to this US President | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
COMMENT: Some of his best friends in American politics have called Donald Trump's press conference with Vladimir Putin the most serious mistake of his presidency so far, though when you add them all up the latest always seemed...
Northland motor neurone disease sufferer's friends plan Spring Fling fundraiser | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Loren Hope would never put out her hand and ask for help but the Ngunguru Primary School teacher is learning other people don't always take no for an answer.She has also learned a lot about the challenges of motor neurone disease.Hope...
Bruce Kohn: Prefab construction unlikely to be cheaper than building on-site | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
COMMENT: A combination of myths and exaggerations have led to a perception that prefabrication of new housing may be the immediate answer to New Zealand's housing issues of supply and affordability.The fact is the supply chain...
Maungatapu residents fight Transpower power pole realignment proposal | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Maungatapu residents are fighting the proposed installation of giant power poles they say will spoil their harbour views.A hearing to decide the future of Transpower's $7 million powerline relocation project began yesterday.The...
Cooking The Books: Have your own The Block without going broke | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the strategies for getting through a housing renovation. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the Books: Have...
Thai football boys make first public appearance after cave rescue | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
The 12 boys and their football coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand left hospital on Wednesday to make their first public appearance.The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach, were escorted out of the...
UK set to start domestic consultation on first free-trade deals, including with NZ | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
The British Government has authorised preparations to begin for free-trade negotiations with New Zealand, Australia and the United States, which Trade Minister David Parker says is a significant step.Britain last night was set to...
Meet Bo, the Taupō cat who has turned to a life of crime | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A brazen burglar who broke into a Taupō home not once, but four times in a day, has a string of other burglary offences to his name, it has been revealed.Now local residents are being warned to keep their stashes of small,...
Pay, recruitment and retention in the mix for Police Association in negotiations | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Police are beginning to press their claims for better pay and conditions, with negotiations between their union and their bosses beginning this week.Among the issues concerning frontline officers are recruitment, retention and pay.The...
Increased demand prompts surge in delays for CT and MRI scans at Waitemata DHB | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Concerns are being raised over patients waiting longer than six weeks for CT and MRI scans, with experts saying it could impact negatively on their health. Alarming figures revealed in the DHB's July agenda showed the percentage...
Anihera Zhou Black offers 'aroha' to sexual abuse accuser | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Anihera Zhou Black says she was left "saddened and numb" by a former Tauranga man's claims that he was repeatedly sexually abused by her late husband Awanui Black.Anihera Zhou Black said she wanted to pay tribute to the man for...
Businesses evacuated near massive fire at scrap metal centre in Wellington | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A large fire has broken out at a scrap metal centre in Lower Hutt.Emergency services are working to extinguish the blaze at Macaulay Metals on Seaview Rd which has been closed.Police said no one had been reported injured.Nearby...
Bryan Gould: Resistance in Britain and Brussels is making Brexit worse | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
COMMENT: The current turmoil in British politics, with leading Cabinet members resigning over the progress, or lack of it, in the talks over Brexit, will have left many readers in this part of the world confused as to what it is...
Barry Soper: America brought to its knees | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
The American chest beating was deafening. A Presidential missing contraction had both Republican and Democrat lawmakers in a flap.America had been brought to its knees, Donald Trump had put the country last in his public appearance...
Convicted killer's crazy driving led to dog park crash | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
More details have emerged over the crazy driving of a convicted killer who came to a stop after crashing into a dog park.John Oliver Jamieson, 31, is likely to return to prison after the high speed chase on Saturday, June 2, south...
Fish oil pills: Do they really protect your heart? | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
An international review has suggested taking long-chain omega 3 supplements like fish oil will do little to protect you from a heart attack or stroke.The just-published Cochrane systematic review analysed results from nearly 80...
Man threatened with knife, robbed at Hamilton ATM | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A man was robbed of cash by a man threatening him with a knife in Hamilton during the early hours of this morning.Waikato police Senior Sergeant Simon Cherry said the robber is still being sought and is urging anyone who saw anything...
Ground-breaking Kiwi research paves way for long-term flu vaccine | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Thousands of lives could be saved with ground-breaking New Zealand research that has paved the way for a long-term flu vaccine. The world-first research, undertaken by he Institute of Environmental Science and Research, has shown...
Late sculptor's stolen whale tail returned | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A whale tail sculpture stolen shortly after the owner died has made its way home after being missing for more than six months. Its owner, Kerry Strongman, was a master carver and sculptor renown for creating colossal swamp-kauri...
Kiwi cartoonist Rod Emmerson goes viral with 'Trophies' image depicting likeness of World Cup, Wimbledon and Russian summit | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
A Kiwi cartoonist has put the success of one of his recent drawings, which went viral and even appeared on French television, down to "an aligning of the planets".Rod Emmerson, editorial cartoonist for the Herald , found his work...
Councils unsure where to start on climate threat - scientist | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | July 18, 2018
Councils are struggling with planning for future sea level rise - and their biggest hurdle seems to simply be deciding where to start.That's according to a top Niwa scientist, now holding nationwide workshops with several other...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
While the old North Shore City Council chambers witnessed their fair share of drama through the years, they will be seen in a whole new light when a hard-hitting Kiwi movie about one of the most controversial criminal cases in recent memory screens on...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
Auckland Council is currently identifying the earthquake risk of council-owned buildings, following new legislation which came into effect last year. Auckland is classed as being at low-risk of experiencing a moderate earthquake. The legislation requires...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
Stolen cavoodle Bowie reunited with her mum on today at Auckland Council’s Manukau Animal Shelter. Bowie was stolen from New Lynn 3 months ago to this day – the police released a video of Bowie being stolen, but were unable to track her down, leaving her...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
New rates to deliver the largest-ever investment in Auckland’s infrastructure and environment can be found online at the Auckland Council website. Following council decisions made in June, general rates rises have been restricted to 2.5 per cent on...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
Legal proceedings were filed in the High Court on 18 July and served on Regional Facilities Auckland Limited, Auckland Council and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff in relation to the Regional Facilities Auckland decision to cancel an event at the Bruce Mason...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
The arts are a central part of our identity as a city and reflect the vibrancy of our communities. In reflection of this, Auckland Council’s arts and culture facilities are providing an opportunity for artists to present their creative projects and...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
Nominations have closed for the Howick ward by-election with six candidates putting their hands up to fill the vacant seat. The candidates are: COLLINGS, Jessica Rose (Independent) DONALD, Jim LIGHT, Damian (Putting East Auckland First) MONTGOMERY,...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
As part of Council’s 10-year Budget, Kaipātiki Local Board advocated for increased funding for improving and maintaining council-owned facilities at Birkenhead War Memorial Park, including construction of a new multi-sports facility in the space currently...
Our Auckland | July 18, 2018
A new edition of a cookbook from Love Food Hate Waste will help Kiwis who are facing high bills this winter feed their families and put healthy food on the table. The winter edition of 'Easy Choice – Family Kai', a meal planner and recipe book which...